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Colombia

Official Title:
Republic of Colombia


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Colombia
Year Exports Imports
2010 $642,274,846 $717,265,857
2011 $760,898,173 $799,377,118
2012 $828,167,327 $664,667,425
2013 $711,467,141 $691,361,187
2014 $920,672,186 $891,598,508
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Colombia
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $28,336,840 $7,564,183
02 Veg. Prod. $432,319,082 $383,900,915
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $10,305,842 $1,413,950
04 Food Prod. $6,544,940 $20,882,830
05 Mineral Prod. $12,683,153 $406,716,068
06 Chemical Prod. $85,836,804 $18,107,213
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $9,387,400 $11,479,473
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $257,703 $4,239,891
09 Wood Prod. $365,274 $14,503
10 Paper Prod. $67,794,380 $1,064,130
11 Textiles Prod. $7,142,102 $11,012,395
12 Dress Access. $1,228,202 $449,634
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,587,006 $7,390,952
14 Precious Metals/stones $136,575 $804,662
15 Base Metal Prod. $15,040,852 $1,966,081
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $102,841,669 $11,682,299
17 Vehicles and Equip. $87,557,858 $1,119,001
18 Specialized Inst. $23,939,291 $468,954
19 Arms & Ammunition $375,336 $
20 Misc. Articles $14,943,731 $1,198,836
21 Antiques $ $26,953

Capital: Bogotá
Population (million): 47.121
Total Area: 1,138,914km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1798.23 Peso (COP)(2014)
National Holiday: July 20 (1810 Independance Day)
Language(s): Spanish


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic (32 dept., 1 capital district)

Type of Government:
Bicameral congress with a 102-member Senate and a 166-member House of Representatives, both directly elected for 4-year terms; President is also elected for a 4-year term. (renewable for second term)

Head of State:
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

Head of Government:
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

Ministers:
Vice President: Germán Vargas Lleras
Foreign Affairs: María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar
Commerce, Industry and Tourism: Cecilia Álvarez-Correa Glen

Main Political Parties:
Social National Unity Party: 31 (Chamber); 21 (Senate) Colombian Conservative Party: 26 (Chamber); 19 (Senate) Democratic Center: 12 (Chamber); 19 (Senate) Colombian Liberal Party: 34 (Chamber); 17 (Senate) Radical Change: 15 (Chamber);9 (Senate) Green Party: 6 (Chamber); 5 (Senate) Alternative Democratic Pole 3 (Chamber); 5 (Senate) Others: 39 (Chamber); 7 (Senate)

Elections:
Next in 2018


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Colombia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 389.74 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 8270.95 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.68 2.02
Inflation: (%) 2.02 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 9.65 7.08

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $920,672,186
Canadian imports from country: $891,598,508
FDI in Canada: $ million (2013)
CDI in Colombia: $2362 million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Nicolás Lloreda Ricaurte

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Carmen Sylvain


March 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17